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Veterans Charity Put On Watch List After Reports Of Excessive Spending

The Wounded Warrior Project was placed on Charity Navigator's watch list. The monitoring group cited reports of the organization's wasteful spending.

By Samantha Crook | January 31, 2016

A prominent veterans organization was added to a charity watch list in light of investigative reports.

The Wounded Warrior Project is well-known for its post-traumatic stress disorder recovery services. It also offers inclusive fitness programs, employment assistance and peer mentorship to veterans. (Video via Wounded Warrior Project)

In a CBS report, the Wounded Warrior Project was accused of excessive spending on employee programming and inflating the reported percent of donations spent on veteran services. The nonprofit has disputed multiple claims in the report.

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Charity watchdog Charity Navigator cites reports from CBS and The New York Times for Wounded Warrior Project's watch list status.

Being placed on the watch list doesn't remove a charity's rating or equate to a more serious "Donor Advisory." Charity Navigator still lists a three-star overall rating for the organization, out of a possible four stars, and a two-star financial rating. Still, it could make some would-be donors think twice. (Video via Wounded Warrior Project)

The Wounded Warrior Project has a C rating from a different charity monitoring group.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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